ERIC Number: ED125846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska Native Population Trends and Vital Statistics, 1950-1985. ISEGR Research Note.
Rogers, George W.
Utilizing U.S. census data and vital statistics (births and deaths adjusted to residence as provided by the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services), this statistical report presents a comparative analysis of Alaska Native population trends. Specifically, the following are presented via tabular and narrative analysis: (1) general population trends in Alaska from 1740-1960 (Native and non-Native); (2) significant Native population movement within regions (Southeast, Southcentral, Southwest, Interior, and Northwest Alaska) for 1950, 1960, and 1970 and by average annual rate of change between 1950-60 and 1960-70; (3) comparison of 1950 census of Native population with 1960 and a vital statistics projection based upon the 1950 and 1960 censuses; (4) comparison of 1960 census of Native population and other estimates; (5) estimated total Native population and vital statistics (1950-70) for each of Alaska's five regions; and (6) Native population projections by regions for 1970-85. Emphasizing the discrepancy between past official census counts and major demographic changes such as migration, this report indicates: a Native population decline in all but the Southcentral region, though an overall population growth; differing growth rates in the different regions; greater geographic mobility; increased Native urbanization; and a high probability of error and undercounting in the official reports. (JC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska Univ., Fairbanks. Inst. of Social, Economic, and Government Research.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska